Financing Your Education
Are you thinking that a Congressional education may be beyond your reach?
It's more affordable than you think! Applications for Financial Aid are being accepted through January 19th.
Not Included in Tuition (2018-2019)
Available to all families Preschool - Grade 8. The annual fee (2.6% of tuition) are listed below for each grade level:
PS - Jr. K $637.00
Grades K - 1 $669.50
Grades 2 - 4 $696.80
Grades 5 - 6 $734.50
Grades 7 - 8 $761.80
Availability of routes is subject to minimum ridership participation.
AM Only $2,250 Community Stop
PM Only* $3,500 Community Stop
Round Trip* $4,000 Community Stop
*The Afternoon Bus departs at 4:40 p.m. and includes one hour of Extended Hours Program
Available for students Preschool - Grade 8. The annual fees are listed below:
AM Only (Opens at 7am) $1,850
PM Only (Closes at 6pm) $3,685
Both AM and PM $5,535
AM Drop In Fee $20
PM Drop In Fee $25
Annual Fees are listed below:
PS - Jr. K: Full Lunch $1,550
PS - Jr. K: Milk Only $125
K - 8: Full Lunch $1,795
K - 8: Milk Only $125
K - 8: Pizza Friday $355
Once a student is accepted, a $1000 non-refundable deposit must accompany a signed contract in order for the student to be enrolled. This deposit is credited toward the total outstanding tuition balance.
A one-time new student enrollment fee of $500 will be billed with first tuition installment
Congressional School is pleased to offer need-based financial aid to children enrolled in preschool - 8th grade.
As a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), we utilize their financial aid platform, School & Student Services (SSS), to objectively determine a family’s ability to contribute to their child(ren)'s educational expenses. After reviewing the recommended grant from SSS, Congressional’s Financial Aid Committee makes the final determination regarding the amount of the financial aid award. School budget constraints may limit the number and size of financial aid awards. Per school policy, need-based financial aid is only available to students in preschool through 8th grade and our maximum award is 80%. All applications are held in strict confidence. In addition, families must re-apply for financial aid on an annual basis through SSS.
If you are interested in applying for financial aid, tell us at the beginning of the admission process. We recommend completing the admission application and financial aid application simultaneously.
Applicants must complete the Admission application process to be considered for Financial Aid. To be considered for the first-round of grants, financial aid applications are due on January 19, 2018.
Applications received after this time will be reviewed based on any funds available after the first-round is complete. Second round awards will be offered on a rolling basis until the budget is exhausted.
November 2 SSS Financial Aid Application Available Online
January 18 Deadline for Financial Aid Applications
January 31 Re-Enrollment Contracts and Financial Aid Notification
sent to Current Families
March 3 Admission & Financial Aid Notification sent to Prospective Families
Please go to sssbynais.org/parents to begin the application process.
Congressional School's SSS code is 4267 and will ensure that the Financial Aid Committee receives your application.
- Current year estimated tax information
- Copy of 2016 W-2 forms (to be uploaded)
- Copy of most recent completed tax forms (to be uploaded)
Completed tax forms for 2017 will be required before a final grant decision is made, as the initial financial aid grant will be estimated until confirmed with your complete 2017 tax information. Please complete your Federal Income Tax Return as early as possible.
Feel free to reach out to Gretchen Herbst, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, with any questions about financing your education.
Click the video above to hear from some of our parents as they talk finances.
The Congressional Fund
The cost of educating each child at Congressional exceeds the revenue from tuition and fees. Like most independent schools, we rely on parents, alumni, and friends for voluntary support. All parents are encouraged to contribute to The Congressional Fund annual giving program which supplements our operating budget. We encourage and appreciate participation through volunteering, attending, or donating, in other fundraisers during the year, including the annual Gala and Auction in the spring.
To learn more, ask questions, or schedule a tour for our Primary School program for your preschool through second grade child, please contact:
Director of Admission and Financial Aid